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U.S. Manufacturing PMI Reaches Highest Level Since April 2010

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:48am
The flash Markit manufacturing purchasing managers index jumped to a reading of 58 in August from 55.8 in July to reach the highest level since April 2010.
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Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:27am
Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the "Star Wars" franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and clothes.
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Pfizer back for AstraZeneca? Year-end move seen most likely

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:22am
Shares in drugmaker AstraZeneca have climbed more than 7 percent this week, fueled by speculation of renewed takeover interest from Pfizer, following an abortive $118 billion (71 billion pounds) takeover attempt in May.
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Fans defiant as US health study hits South Korea where it hurts _ in the noodles

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:05am
Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles.
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BofA Resolves Mortgage-Bond Probes in Record $16.65B Settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:04am
The bank crafted a settlement with the U.S. over allegations it tricked investors into buying risky mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis.
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Ticketfly to buy WillCall for on-premise data on spending by ticket-buyers

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:01am
Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.
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Lilly says psoriasis treatment outperforms placebo, competitor drug in late-stage research

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:55am
Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. said its potential psoriasis treatment fared better than both a fake drug and a competitor's product during late-stage testing on patients with the most common form of the skin disease.
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The Children's Place posts 2Q loss, results top Wall Street expectations

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:54am
The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. (PLCE) on Thursday reported a loss of $10.7 million in its fiscal second quarter.
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SeaWorld Drops Osha Appeal, To Keep Trainers Away From Orcas

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:50am
SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) opted not to take to the U.S. Supreme Court an appeals court ruling preventing trainers from getting into pools with its killer whales.  
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Market Watch: UPS Data Breach, Car Recalls and Welfare Stats

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:48am
Payment card information for UPS customers may be at risk, and more than a third of all people in the U.S. live in households on welfare.
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Report: Shake Shack picks JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley to lead IPO

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:40am
Shake Shack, the fast-food restaurant chain that has developed a cult following for its 'Shackburgers', 'flat-top' hot dogs and eponymous shakes, has selected JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to lead a proposed initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.
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U.S. jobless claims fall, continued claims at 7-year low

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:30am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions.
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Buckle posts profit of $24.5 million in 2nd quarter

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:30am
Buckle Inc. (BKE) on Thursday reported profit of $24.5 million in its fiscal second quarter.
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Actor Matthew McConaughey is Lincoln's new pitchman

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:29am
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new spokesman for Ford's luxury Lincoln brand.
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Sears posts loss for 9th straight qtr as sales fall again

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:26am
Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD), owner of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, reported its ninth straight quarterly loss as sales continued to shrink, sending its shares down 5 percent in light premarket trading.
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US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:23am
The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July.
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Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:22am
Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues.
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Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Proposal

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:04am
Family Dollar's board rejected a merger proposal from rival discount chain Dollar General, citing antitrust regulatory considerations
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Dollar tree profit falls 2.6 pct

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:00am
Dollar Tree Inc reported a 2.6 percent fall in quarterly profit as costs increased.
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Bon-Ton Stores Shares Drop After Disappointing Q2 Results, Outlook

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:55am
Shares of Bon-Ton Stores slumped 7.7% after the apparel retailer cut its full-year profit outlook following a wider-than-expected fiscal second-quarter loss.
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